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Saudi Arabia announces the resumption of international flights and the reopening of borders

Saudi Arabia announces the resumption of international flights and the reopening of borders

△ Saudi Riyadh Airport (Image Source: Local Media)

In the early morning of the 3rd local time, Saudi Arabia’s state news agency quoted officials of the Ministry of the Interior as saying that Saudi Arabia will resume international flights from 11 a.m.

on the same day and allow people from abroad to enter Saudi territory by land and sea ports.

Interior Ministry officials stressed that for some countries that have mutant cases of COVID-19 infection or the spread of the epidemic, relevant personnel who want to enter Saudi Arabia must stay in a third country for more than 14 days and have been tested by PCR to be uninfected with the novel coronavirus before entering Saudi territory.

On the evening of December 20, 2020, the Saudi Ministry of the Interior issued a notice to suspend all international passenger flights (except in special circumstances) and the entry of people from abroad into Saudi Arabia by land and sea ports.

After a peak in the summer, the COVID-19 epidemic in Saudi Arabia has gradually been gradually controlled since October.

Since December 8 last year, the number of new cases has stabilized below 200, and there is still a trend of gradual decline.

At the same time, Saudi health departments have repeatedly reminded that although no mutant coronavirus has been found in China, all Saudi citizens and foreigners in Saudi Arabia should continue to abide by epidemic prevention and control measures such as wearing masks and social distancing to prevent the emergence of a second epidemic.

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